Banana is one of the widely consumed fruit around the world, known for being a protein rich fruit which provides energy and other essentials to the body. Consumption of banana helps to lower the blood pressure and also helps in reduction of chances of Asthama and Colorectal Cancer and improves your heart health. In an atmosphere like what many states of India has, it is necessary to be safe from heart diseases as the air usually covered with pollution.
Let’s talk about the essential minerals and vitamins which are found in bananas:
A medium sized banana contains almost 27 grams of carbohydrates, of which 14.5 grams comes from sugar which is used by body cells as a source of energy, additional 3.1 grams of carbohydrates comes from dietary fibre and it also contains around 1.3 grams of protein which is almost 2% of the daily protein required by human body. Banana also boosts your post workout muscle recovery time.
Vitamin is an essential source of nutrient that every organism requires in limited amounts and banana is a rich source of vitamins mentioned and explained below:
Banana provides a source of several micronutrient compounds required by the body including vitamins such as VITAMIN A, C, E and K and others like VITAMIN B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6 and B-9. These vitamins help in boosting the energy levels, promotes healthy cellular support, serves as antioxidants that prevents the body from several diseases, helps body recover from any injury by forming blood clots and supports the metabolism.
Minerals are Components of food required by body for various functions, like magnesium and calcium is important for body’s bone structure, iron is required for transportation of oxygen by the red blood cells etc.
There are two main types of Minerals required by the body which are:
Macro Minerals that include- Calcium, Magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, chloride, potassium and sodium etc. Macro minerals help in maintenance of blood pressure, assistance in production of hormones, keeping bones and teeth strong, keeping flexible joints and maintaining the blood volume in the body.
Trace Minerals that include- Iodine, Copper, Cobalt, Iron, Fluoride, Zinc etc. Trace minerals are required in less quantity in the body but they are not to be ignored or should not be considered unimportant. Trace minerals help the body to make haemoglobin and connective tissues, produces energy cells, prevents tooth decay and helps in metabolism and bone formation.
Well FITPASS can help you with good nutritious diets planned daily by professional dieticians under the FITPASS Nutritionist membership and can help you with any workout anywhere, anytime across Delhi-NCR.
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